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Trump faces off in court with Cohen as ex-lawyer testifies against him in Trump Organization civil trial

Former President Trump and his ex-attorney, Michael Cohen, found themselves in the same room Tuesday as the man who once famously said he’d “take a bullet” for his client testified against the Trump Organization in the civil trial that stems from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ years-long investigation.

Cohen appeared in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday and testified that during his time at the Trump Organization he inflated the former president’s assets to “whatever number Trump told us to.”

New York Judge Arthur Engoron, who is presiding over the trial, last month ruled that Trump and the Trump Organization committed fraud while building his real estate empire by deceiving banks, insurers and others by overvaluing his assets and exaggerating his net worth on paperwork used in making deals and securing financing.

Meanwhile, Engoron fined Trump $5,000 for violating the partial gag order he imposed this month and warned the former president and current GOP front-runner that future violations could result in imprisonment.

Fox News’ Maria Paronich and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Brooke Singman is a Fox News Digital politics reporter. You can reach her at Brooke.Singman@Fox.com or @BrookeSingman on Twitter.

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